Owner's Manual [CRI FTSMIIN'[ LAWN TRACTOR 20.0 HP, 48" Mower Electric Start AutomaticTransmission Model No. 917.272246 This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL60179 Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.conYcraftsman U.S.A. I Maintenance ....................................... 15 Service and Adjustments .................... 19 Storage ............................................... 28 Troubleshooting ................................. 29 Repair Parts ........................................ 34 Sears Service ...................... Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 6 Assembly/Pre-Operation ...................... 7 Operation .............................................. 9 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 15 LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two fullyears. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. • Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped of at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always tum off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTiONIH BECOMEALERTI!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL OPERATION storage. • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. I1.SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment belts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. IlL CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4 Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops whi_e going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowty and gradually downhill, if possible. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fail off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. 5 PRODUCT Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES", SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline 4 Gallons Capacity and Type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type SAE 10W30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) API-SF-SJ): Oil Capacity: W/Filter: W/O Filter: Bpark Plug: 'Gap: .030") 3round Speed Champion REPAIR AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. RC12YC (MPH): Forward: Reverse: 0 - 5.5 0 - 2.4 Front: Rear: 14 PSI 10 PSI Fire Pressure: 3harging System: Battery: Blade Bolt Torque: 15 Amps CUSTOMER 4.5 Pints 4.0 Pints @ 3600 RPM Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case size: 28 230 UIR 45-55 Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. • kWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). Keys _E_ (2) Keys Video Mower Leveling Wrench For Future Use Cassette Slope Sheet Bubble m Level Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory. Review the video cassette before you begin. When right this manual, view, when tion (seated or left hand is mentioned in it means, from your point of you are in the operating posibehind the steering wheel). Adjustment TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON Knob 1. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. 2. Remove packing materials. 3. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. CHECK NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID Operation section for location function of controls) BA'I-rERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BAFFERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions), •_" •-'" ADJUST ,_...... .." and 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. . _-" (See Label TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed• 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT' in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. SEAT 1. Raise seat and loosen adjustment knob. 2. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 3. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. 7 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Release parking brake. 8. Slowly depress forward drive pedal and drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor and set parking brake. 10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. /CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. •/ No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). •/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR ALL BELTS PROPER POSITION they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission OF See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE engaged" position (see "To Transport" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. 4' Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and =PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See 'TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. 8 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT IGNITION FORWARD FAST H L HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR CLUTCH DISENGAGED SLOW ! MOWER LIFT PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 9 KNOW READ YOUR YOUR TRACTOR THIS OWNER'S TRACTOR MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Hourmeter Ignition Switch Light Switch Position Attachment Clutch Switch Pedal Lift Lever Plunger Lift Lever Throttle Reverse Drive Pedal Choke Adjustment Indicator g Brake Freewheel Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION: Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. BRAKE PEDAL: Used for braking the tractor and starting the engine. FREEWHEEL CONTROL: Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine. AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake into the brake position. FORWARD DRIVE PEDAL - Used for forward movement of tractor. REVERSE DRIVE PEDAL - Used for reverse movement of tractor. CRUISE CONTROL LEVER - Used to set forward movement of tractor at desired speed without holding the forward drive pedal. HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation. 10 The operationof any tractorcan resultin foreign objectsthrownintothe _ glasses or eye while operating your tractor or performing es, which canshields result in severe eye damage. Always wear safetyany adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine =s running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment Clutch Push-In to Switch Pull Out To =Disengaged",, Choke NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. A, CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. THRO'I-rLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Forward Drive Pedal Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Control, The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the forward and reverse drive pedals. 1. Start tractor and release parking brake. 2. Slowly depress forward or reverse drive pedal to begin movement. Ground speed increases the further down the pedal is depressed. TO USE CRUISE CONTROL Reverse Drive J Parking Brake J "Drive" "Disengaged" "Eng.aged" Control Position Position i-'osr[ion Lever STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal all the way down. IMPORTANT: Forward and reverse drive pedals return to neutral position when not depressed. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized The cruise control feature can be used for forward travel only. 1. With forward drive pedal depressed to desired speed, move cruise control lever forward to "SET" position and hold while lifting your foot off the pedal, then release the cruise control lever. To disengage the cruise control, pull the lever backward to "OFF-" position, or fully depress the brake pedal. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. use. • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. 11 These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height. 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. J Retainer Spring Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out To "Engage" Attachment Lift Lever High Position _ ..:S Low Poe t on Deflector Shield Push In To "Disengage"_'_ TO OPERATE ON HILLS _I=CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and brake pedal. • Slowly depress appropriate drive pedal to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. Transmission Engaged Clevis Pin TO OPERATE MOWEI_- Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. Transmission Disengaged 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. NOTE: To protect hood from damage TO STOP MOWER BLADES when transporting your tractor on a truck disengage attachment clutch control. or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and _CAUTION: Do not operate the mower secured to tractor. Use an appropriate without either the entire grass catcher, on means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, mowers so equipped, or the deflector etc.). shield in place. 12 TOWING CARTS AND OTHER AI-FACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, Is dangerous. "13rescan lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to fast position 5. Pull choke control out for a cold eng!ne start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLDWEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. _:_CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. _I, CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. 13 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Release the parking brake and let the brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. (See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). PURGE TRANSMISSION • I,CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in disengaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. Disengage parking brake. 4. Depress forward drive pedal to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds and release pedal. Depress reverse drive pedal to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds and release pedal. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Shut off engine and set parking brake. 6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT' in this section of manual). 7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2)speed. Disengage parking brake. 8. Ddve tractor forward for approximately five feet then backwards for five feet. Repeat this driving procedure three times. Your transmission is now purged and ready for normal operation. MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the dght of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. ! • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. 14 MAINTENANCESCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Cho B keO--tion Check Tire PreSsure Check Operator Presence and Interlock Check forSystems Loose Fasteners T 0 R V_s SharperdReplece Mower Blades ¥#3 Lubrication If Chart If If Check Battery Level 1_4 Clean Battery andCooling Terminals Check Transaxle _ I_ Check V-Belts V' Check Engine Oil Level V' Change Engine Oil (with oil tilter) v' =/ I_I,= E Change Engine Oil (without oil filter) 11_1; N Clean Air Filter _; Inspect MuffledSperk Arrester 1 Clean Air Screen Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) V _ ll_t21 Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cadddge I Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Changemore oftenwhenoperatingundera heavy loador in highambienttemperatures, 2 - Servicemoreoften whenoperatingin dirtyor dustyconditions. !,, 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery, 5 * Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ftAbs, maximum. DO not ovettighten. LUBRICATION GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure prop.er air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH (_ Spindle Zerk Wheel Bearing Zerk CHART (_ Spindle Zerk Wheel Bearing Zerk (_ Engine (_ General Purpose Grease Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bear-ings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. USE 1. Check engine oil level. 2. Check brake operation. 3. Check tire pressure. 4, Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation, 5. Check for loose fasteners. 15 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE" To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt tighten bolt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Trailing Assembly Edgi'_ -P _ BladeBolt _': '"_.> .._.'_'4_,_ (Special) "_,._ _"" "_ Star Center Hole TO SHARPEN ,-._! BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. Center Hole operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE Blade Blade 5/8" Bolt or Pin BATTERY REMOVAL Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. How- 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. 16 ever, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY F C -20 GRADES 0 m TO CLEAN BA-I-I'ERY AND TERMINALS ENGINE m NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. -30 -20 TEMPERATURE -10 0 10 20 30 RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve °Ckew Closed and Position Yello FLUID Cap _ The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a sears or other qualified service center. 3. 4. 5. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. 6. 7. 17 _" Tube Drain Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Loosen knob and remove cover. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. 3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. 5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. 6. Remove nut and cartridge plate. 7. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. 8. Check rubber seal for damage and proper position around stud. Replace if necessary. 9. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and nut. t0.Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure by tightening knob. \ Cartridge CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubbom dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every t00 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clamp Knob AREAS Rubber Seal Fuel Filt_ Foam Pre-Cleaner 18 CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. SERVICE OR WARNING: TO ADJUSTMENTS: AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY 1. Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 3. Turn ignition key "STOP" and remove key. 4. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 5. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. _ TO REMOVE MOWER 8. Raise attachment lift to its highest 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENposition. GAGED" position. 9. Slide mower forward and remove belt 2. If equipped, turn height adjustment from electric clutch pulley. knob to lowest setting. 10.Slide mower out from under right side 3. Lower mower to its lowest position. of tractor. 4. Disengage belt tension rod from lock TO INSTALL MOWER bracket. Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower ,10&CAUTION: Rod is spring loaded. Have suspension arms are raised with attachment a tight grip on rod and release slowly. lift control. Engage parking brake. 5. Remove retainer spring holding anti1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of swaybar to chassis bracket and mower deck. disengage anti-sway bar from bracket. 2. Slide mower under tractor with 6. Remove four retainer springs from deflector shield to right side of tractor. front plate assembly and remove IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper plate. routing in all mower pulley grooves. 7. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. Lock Bracket Belt Tension Front Rod Mower Electric Double Loop (Dnsengaged_ /, 3racket Clutch Pulley Retainer Springs Post on) _', Front Plate Y Chassis Bracket Single Loop Retainer Springs Pins Retainer Spring Bar Front Mower Bracket A USE PLIERS FOR \ Suspension Arms Double Loop Retainer Springs (Outward pointing deck pins) /J 19 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground such as a carport or garage. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual), if tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. 3. If equipped, turn height adjustment knob countemlockwise until it stops. 4. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. 5. Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. 7. Place the suspension arms on outward pointing deck pins. Retain with double loop retainer spring with loops up as shown. 8. Install front plate assembly to tractor suspension brackets and retain with single loop retainer springs as shown. 9. Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert flanged pins. Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower brackets. 6. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT BUBBLE LEVEL WITH NOTE: if necessary, check side-to-side surface below tractor for levelness with a long board and the bubble level. • Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground. • From left side of tractor, find the decal on top of mower and place bubble level on decal as indicated. • Mower is level side-to-side when bubble is between the two lines in the bubble level. NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on head of pin. If necessary, move mower side-to-side to give space between plate and mower brackets. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. 10.Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking bracket. A CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly. 11.Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with double loop retainer spring. 12.If equipped, turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. 13. Raise deck to highest position. • If adjustment is necessary, turn lift link adjustment nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate direction to bring bubble between the lines in the bubble level. • Remove bubble level from mower and store in a safe place. Bubble Between Lines Bubble Level Mower Decal Suspension Arm Lift Link ustment Nul Yellow Cap 20 ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT METHOD • Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. FRONT-TO-BACK Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Position any blade so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance "B" at front and rear tip of blade • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. NOTE; Each full turn of nut "C" will change dim. "B" by approximately 3/16". • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of blade, loosen nut "D" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "C" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower blades should be adjusted so the front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its _lbghest position. CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth. Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Blade "B .... Bottom Edge of wer to Ground B" BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH / Suspension Arm "C" Lift Link Jstment Nut Nut _ut Front Plate Assembly 21 Trunnion TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE 8. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley. 9. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 10.Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 11.Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. BELT MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL 1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. 2. Lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Disengage belt tension rod from lock bracket. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION 12.Install belt in both idlers. 13. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. 14.Carefully roll belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley. 15.Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly. 16. Reconnect R.H. suspension arm to rear deck bracket with retainer spring. 17.Reassemble R.H. mandrel cover. 18.Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod into locking bracket. _I, CAUTION: Rod is spring loaded. Have a firm grip on rod and release slowly. 4. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. 5. Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. 6. Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. a.H. Mandrel Belt Tension Rod (Disengaged Cover _ ! Position) _;? Electric Clutch Pulley Idler Pulleys a.H. Mandrel Spring Arm a.H. Suspension Arm Primary Idler Arm 22 TO REPLACE (SECONDARY) MOWER BLADE 10.Check secondary idler arm and idler pulley to see that they rotate freely. 11 .Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and secondary spdng arm. DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). 2. Remove screws from R.H. and L.H. mandrel covers and remove covers. REMOVE MOWER INSTALL DRIVE BELT (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of manual). 3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H. mandrel pulley. 4. Remove belt from idler pulleys. 5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. 6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm. REMOVE MOWER REINSTALL (SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT 7. Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel pulley. 8. Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel pulley. 9. Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. MOWER DRIVE BELT 15.Reinstall mandrel covers and securely tighten all screws, 16.Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in all grooves correctly. 17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Idler Pulley L.H. Mandrel BLADE (Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT" illustration in this section of manual). 14.Install belt into upper groove of R.H. mandrel pulley and around both idlers. Pull belt to front of mower to remove slack, BLADE Secondary Idler Arm NEW MOWER (SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT 12.Install new belt in lower groove of R.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. 13.Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. !ing Secondary Spring Arm Center Mandrel \ Mower Blade (Secondary) Drive Belt R.H. Mandrel 23 TO ADJUST 5. BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED" "A" Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch. 6. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. 7. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION - 1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto engine pulley. 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely. 6. Reconnect clutch harness. 7. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 8. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Electric Clutch Clutch Locator Clutching -Idler lam Stationary_Idler Operating Arm Center Span/_ Keeper Trans missior,,,--7_ Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TRANSMISSION MENT 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch Iocator. belt from stationary idler. REMOVAL/REPLACE- Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. BELT REMOVAL- Remove clutching Clutch Wire Harness Input Pulley _ Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. 4. I _ '-'_ I (..J (_ TO ADJUST MENT STEERING WHEEL ALIGN- If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. idler and 24 FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact your nearest Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Retaining Washers Axle Cover Square Key--_' (Rear Wheel Only) TO START BATTERY ENGINE WITH A WEAK _WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. _,eep sparks, flame anD smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. Weak or Dead Battery REPLACING Fully Charged Battery BATTERY _kCAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Keps NuL Terminal _;_ ::' : "_("t:] _] Access. . " "_ L_] Door_ '-,: : ,_,_.= _lr -_- .... _, _"_m_" Terminal : /_,_ :_ TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Guard 25 _--_'_'_'_ -- ==_,_ _/ _/ \ Flex Bolt _'_-cPOaS'bl_ve .eCg (Red) 'ito TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT ENGINE LAMP _,CAUTION: When lit, the halogen lamps get extremely hot. Hold lamp assembly by the holder and do not touch the bulb. 1. Raise hood. 2. Disconnect harness from lamp assembly. 3. Rotate counterclockwise and pull lamp assembly out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Insert new lamp assembly and rotate clockwise to lock. Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 5. Reconnect harness to lamp assembly. 6. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. Idle Adjusting Needle Speed Throttle Control Cable When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. Stop Clamp Screw H°::adlight Wire for 26 Control Cable TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL PRELIMINARY The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4. Reassemble air cleaner. - Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see "1"O ADJUST THRO'I-rLE CONTROL CABLE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 2. With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FINAL SETTING - 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. 2. Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1200 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. 3. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine speed decreases and then turn out (counterclockwise) approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance. 4. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. Closed For Full TO ADJUST SETTING 1. CARBURETOR The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/ air mixture. ACCELERATION 5. TEST- Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. 27 Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _CAUTION" Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. experiance indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE; Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run "rRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BA-I-I-ERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposites from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, 28 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. 4. Bad spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 7. Water in fuel. CORRECTION 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. B. Replace fuel filter. 7. Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 3. Check all wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" Hard to start 10, Engine valves out of adjustment. in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Enginewill turn over not 1. Brake pedal not depressed 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3, 4. Loss of power 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring, Faulty solenoid or starter. 29 Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline, 3. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 3. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. t. Depress 2. Disengage clutch. brake pedal. attachment 3. 4. 5. 3. 7. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. 3. Check/replace solenoid or starter. E). Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Recharge or replace battery. 2. Clean battery terminals. 3. Check all wiring. 4. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Loss of power continued) CAUSE 3. CORRECTION Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13.Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves adjustment. Excessive _ibration out of 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Poorcut-uneven 1. Worn, 4. . Mower blades will notrotate bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. Obstruction mechanism. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10.Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11.Clean engine air screen/ fins. 12.Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. 3. 3. in clutch 30 service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. . Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Remove obstruction. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed IPROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate (con't) CAUSE 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. CORRECTION 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Contact aSears or other qualified service center. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Travel speed too fast. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Wet grass. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Mower deck not level. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and 7. Clean underside of mower trash under mower. housing. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Improper blades used. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11 .Clean around mandrels to 11 .Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of open vent holes. grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Poor grass |lscharge 1. Engine speed too slow. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. Switch Bulb(s) Faulty Loose is "OFF". or lamp(s) burned out light switch. or damaged wiring. 5. Blown fuse. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. 4. Loss of drive Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" to Sears service center 1. Turn switch "ON". 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). 3. Check/replace light switch. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. 2. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. 3. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. 1. Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion drive belt. 1. Engine throttle control set at "SLOW" 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 31 not 3. Purge transmission. SERVICE NOTE 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 SCHEMATIC ° IIIIit BAITERY SEAT SWITCH /9 OPERATORPRESENCE O ] SPARK PLUG I 12 PLUGS ON i TWI_ CYL. ENG'NES) (IF SO EQUIPPED) I PTO SWITCH HEAD-LIGHTS I POSmON 0___ IGNITION PosmoN OFF SWITCH CIRCUIT M+G+A1 _UN/LIGHT B+AI RUN B+A1 START B + S ÷ A1 "MAKE" NONE A2.+L NONE NONE I CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS REMOVABLE NON-REMOVABLE NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WlRtNG. 33 OFF ON CIRCUIT C÷GrB+H IC*F,B+E,A*O G F C H WERE REMOVED FOR BE REPLACED TO B D A TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 ELECTRICAL I I I 4O 26 I I \ \ \ 16 / / ! \ \ 34 / TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 42 45 46 50 55 79 81 Battery Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt, Battery, Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown, Battery, Front Nut, Push, Nylon, Battery, Front 1/4 Switch, Interlock Harness, Light Cable, Battery Fuse Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 UNC Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Ignition Key Harness, Ignition CoverTerminal Ammeter Hourmetor Switch, PTO Screw, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Lamp and HolderAssembly Relay Assembly 163465 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145759 176138 175449 178909 175158 73510400 145491 160784 175442 175447 179737 154336 177500 177501 178461 17490508 175448 109748X NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 917.272246 42 29 215 39 58 166 19 23 209 219" 209 209 13 / 3 2_ 74 :?6 , TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 9 10 11 13 14 17 20 23 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 39 42 43 58 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 154 155 158 159 166 206 209 215 217 218 219 Chassis Drawbar Screw, 3/8-16 x 3/4 Dash Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16x 1 Panel, Dash, LH Panel, Dash, RH Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Plate Battery BushingSnap Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC Grille LightboxDual Fender/Footrest Bracket, Fender/Support Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT Bracket Asm PivotMower Rear Bracket Pivot Hood Lens Lh Lens Rh Duet Hood Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lower Nut Cmwnlock3/8-16 UNC Plate Reinforcement Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest Rod Pivot Chassis]Hood Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Parking Brake Bkrt Cupholder HWHDH:-Lo. #13-16 x3/4 Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumper Console FuelWindow Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 114.1/2 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 174619 176554 17060612 172542X418 72140608 174996 179174X010 17490608 172540X615 180679 124028X 19131312 STD541437 174945X418 174944X418 179131X615 139976 17490508 175710 174988 172545X599 172544X599 174993 STD533707 174997 STD541437 175702 154966 175582 156524 174679 174680 162037 179950X418 164863 170165 17000612 172543X615 179132X418 124346X 17000512 NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 GROUND DRIVE 41 254 _51 244 55 22 24 77 26 26 32 241 74 75 30 :?8 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. 1 6 9 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 65 66 74 75 76 PART NO. DESCRIPTION - -- Transaxle, Hydro Gear, Model Number323-O510(See Breakdown) 17060512 ScrewS/16-18 174367 Clutch Electdc 74490544 BoltHex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr, 5 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc 126197)( Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250 73800600 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc 173937 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5 175036X505 KnobCustomControlCruise 175896 Rod, Brake 73350600 Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc 106o888X Spring, Brake Rod 19131316 Washer 76020412 Pin Cotter 1/8x 3/4 CAD. 179607 Rod, Parking Brake 179608X505 Knob Brake Parking 169592 Bracket, Transaxle 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5/16o18 Unc x 3/4 72140506 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 175578 Shaft, Foot Pedal 120183X Bearing, Nylon 19211616 Washer 1572H Pin, Roll 179114 Pulley,Composite 74760648 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 3 175556 Keeper, Belt Idler Flat 127783 Pulley, Idler, V-Groove 154407 Bellcrank ClutchGrad Drw Stl 123205)( Retainer, Belt 74760624 Bolt 73680600 NutCrownlock 3/6-16 UNC 73680500 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc 105710X Link, Clutch 105709X Spring, Return, Clutch 17060620 Screw 3/8-16 x I-1/4 140294 V-Belt, Ground Drive 169691 Keeper, Center Span 17120614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875 123533X Cover, Pedal 175417 Pulley, Engine 10040700 Washer 154778 Keeper Belt Engine 137057 Spacer, Axle 121749X Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 12000001 E-Ring KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 77 78 89 90 95 96 116 120 150 151 202 212 214 215 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 250 253 254 123583X 121748X 174901X418 Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Console, Shift 124346X 180825 4497H 72140608 73900600 175456 19133210 72110612 145212 174735 175646 179433 174713 174839 174711 72140606 73680700 174840 174736 174712 174902 174710 179032 176451 174573 175570 174856 174858 174857 128903 170165 175807 17490508 175610 73930400 74780412 178289 166880 17060612 179422 178062 NUtSelf-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc ROd Bypass Retainer Spring1"Zinc/Cad Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Unc Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Bolt Can"Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 NutHexFlange Lock LinkTmnsaxte Cover Pedal Forward PedalReverse Arm ControlPedal Reverse Bracket Frest Pdl Ctri. Hyd Bracket Mtg. Pedal Control Bolt RdhdSqnk 3/8-16 Uric x 3/4 Nut Crownlock7/16-14 Unc Washer Nylon 11/16 ID x .060 Pedal Forward Arm ControlPedal Forward Bolt PivotSpacer Cam Reverse Pedal LT BoltShoulder 5/16-18 Washer Serrated 5/16 x .75 StrapTorque Actuator Cruise Disengage Pawl Control Cruise Lever Control Cruise Sector Control Cruise Bolt Shoulder 3/6-16 Unc 1/44 BoltShoulder 5/16-18 Arm Mtg. Cruise Sector Screw Thdrol 5/16 x 1/2 SpringReturnCruise Control Nut Centerlock 1/4-20 Unc Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 3/4 BracketAnti-RotationCVX Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 TT Yellow Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Washer Clip Retainer NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 STEERINGASSEMBLY l t-? i , 68 46 6 13 65 872 29 _ "_ 17 5_87 / 40 15 lS 29 34 10 35 40 57 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 46 65 67 68 71 72 82 87 88 91 Wheel Steering Axle Asm Spindle Asm LH SpindleAsm RH Bearing Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 X 1-5/8 X 16 Ga Ring Klip#t5304-75 Link Drag Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 Unf Spacer Beadng Axle Front Nut Hex Flange Lock Shaft Asm. Steering Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 RodTie Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gao Washer Lock Hlcl Spr 5/16 Crownlock Nut5/16-24 Unf Bushing Strg Screw Inserl Cap Strg Wh Lock nut Center 3/8-24 AdaptorWheel Strg Boot Steedng Washer 25/32 1 1/4X 16Ga Cap Spindle Fr Top BIk Spacer Brace Axle Bolt, Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 Unc x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm. Washer 9/16 ID x 1-1/20D 11Ga. Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Flat ,781 x 1-1/2 x .15 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Unc ClipSteedng 175139X418 172393 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 177883 17060612 170162 19111216 10040500 73540500 155105 152927 175140X418 STD541537 159945 174530X418 121749)( 121232X 160367 72140618 169827 175146 19182411 169835 173966 175118 175553 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 ENGINE 13 14 111/_ 31 / 29 33 39 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42 101 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 16 17 23 25 26 29 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 40 41 45 81 101 102 111 DESCRIPTION 175439X505 Control, Throttle - -Engine, Kohler, Model Number CV624-65578 (See Breakdown) 149723 Muffler, Asm. Twin Lo-Tone 146700 Pipe Exhaust Intek 20 RH 146699 Pipe Exhaust Intek 20 LH 171877 Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 146629 Shield Heat 24-041-02 Muffler Gasket 145456 Tube, Oil Drain STD551237 Washer, Lock Ext tooth 3/8 17060624 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 169837 Shield,Browning/DebrisGuard 175441X505 ControlChoke 73920600 Nut Keps 3/8-24 UNF 137180 Arrester, Spark 179022 Tank, Fuel 179124X418 Cap Fuel 123487X Clamp, Hose BIk 106082X Spacer, Pad 8543R Line, Fuel 7.5 148315 Plug, Drain Oil Easy 109227X Pad, idler 3645J Bushing 139277 Stem Tank Fuel 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdml 3/8-16 x 3/4 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc M73030800 Nut, Flange M8-1.25 164863 Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 10010500 Washer, Split NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 SEAT ASSEMBLY 5 21 i 24 ! ; 11 12 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1 Washer 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga Clip Push-In Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc Spring Seat Cprsn Screw 3/8-16 X 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga. Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch 175134 140551 STD523710 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 174894 177957 121246X KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20xt-1/2 Spacer Split 28x .88 Zinc Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc Cap Spring Seat Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Uric Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-16 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62 121248X 72050412 121249X 123740X 123976X 124238X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 DECALS 11 9 13 3 21 21 4 9 11 10 2O 6 / 8 KEY PART NO. NO. t 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 t0 11 12 13 14 15 16 174969 138047 177909 177910 180978 146O46 177916 178455 177254 156439 177967 178482 133644 175291 174970 177890 15 26 KEY NO. 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ------ - DESCRIPTION Reflector, LH Decal, Battery, Diehard, Sears Decal, Hood RH Decal, Hood LH Decal, Seat Craftsman Decal, V-Belt, Drive Schematic Decal, Engine, KP 20, RH Decal, Deck, Caution Decal, Replacement HOOd Decal, Fender, Danger Decat, Panel, Dash Decal, Mower, Heavy-Duty Decal, Replacement Pads Decal, V-Belt, Schematic Decal, Reflector, RH Decal, Steering Wheel WHEELS & TIRES PART NO. 177955 177917 149517 177913 177889 177918 177914 177915 181470 174998X418 175542X418 138311 169210 182569 182570 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 .* 59192 65139 177750 59904 106732X417 278H 9040H 106108X417 177751 7152J 104757X417 144334 DESCRIPTION Decal, Fender, Cruise Decal, Engine, KP 20, LH Decal, Battery Decal, Hood, Side Panel Decal, Grille Decal, Engine, KP, Sears Decal, Engine Decal, Engine Decal, Deck level Pad, Footrest,ST/LT, LH Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, RH Decal Handie LftHeight Adjust Decal By-Pass Manual, Owner's,English Manual, Owner's,Spanish DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Front (Service Item Only) Rim Asm 6"front Service Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim Asm 8"rear Service Tire R Ts 20x10-8 C Service Tube Rear (Service item Only) Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 0O Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 LIFT ASSEMBLY 41 37 38 40 3 4 6 6 13 49 _ I 51 49 46 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 31 32 36 37 38 40 41 49 51 52 53 54 PlungerAssembly Shaft Assembly, Uft Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Link, Lift, L.H. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spdng Plate Asm Suspension Front Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion Front Susp. Nut Lockw/Wsh 112-13 Unc Retainer Spring Trunion Sups. Arm. Nut Lift Link 7116-20 Pointer Height Indicator PlugHole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga Indicator Height Stlt Nut Hex/Large Lock Washer 17/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Arm Suspension Rear LH Arm Suspension Rear RH Pin Flange 179504 159476 178981 12000002 19211621 120183X 175830 175370 175371 4939M 175562 73350800 175689 73800860 163552 176205 175994 155097 123935)( 17060516 19112410 155098 145212 19171416 175378 175802 175560 NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 MOWERDECK 46 4 132 ' 91 49 37 "33-_ 130 33 112 121 114 \ 110 5 24 26 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 3 5 6 8 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 36 37 39 42 43 45 46 47 48 49 50 Deck Weldment Mower 46 Bracket Asm., Sway Bar Retainer Spdng Bar Sway Deck Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade Blade Shaft Mandrel Asm. Greaseable HousingMandrel Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper Mandrel Deck Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18 Baffle, Vortex Mower Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18UNC Cap, Sleeve Spring,Torsion Nut, Push Defloctor Shield Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw, ThdroU Washer, Spacer Mower Vantod Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16 Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga. Pulley, Idler Pulley, Idler, Ddvan Spacer, Retainer Arm, Idler Secondary Cover, MandreIDeck Screw, Thdrell. 1/4-20 x 5/8 V-Belt, Mower, Secondary V-Belt, Mower, Primary Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 18O358 138017 4939M 178024 174365 180054 17436O 174358 110485X 174493 72110610 721405(_ 132827 174378 73680500 105304X 178102 110452 180655X428 19111016 131491 173984 129963 177865 178342 19131316 177968 174375 165723 174373 174343 137729 180808 174368 7368O6oO0 72110612 KEY PART NO, NO. 52 54 55 56 57 72 91 92 94 85 97 98 99 100 110 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 122 126 130 132 182 183 184 --- 175820 74780616 72140608 155986 156941 19131312 180534 73800600 176066 180535 133943 179479 175080 72110616 175015 174387 72110508 174384 174609 137644 174873 73930600 19121414 174371 174606 174372 17000616 17060612 179127 163552 173979 181579 174356 DESCRIPTION Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uncx 1 Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Bar Pnt Adj. Pin Head Rivet Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. BracketAsm NoserollerLH Nut Lock Hex w/ins 3/8-16 UNC Noseroller BracketAsm Noseroller RH Washer Hardenod Spdng PdmaryDrive Pulley Idler'V" BoltRDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 2 Arm Spdng Secondary LinkTension Relief Lever Bolt Cart. 5/16-18 x 1 Tension Asm Relief Lever Arm SpringTansion Relief Bolt, Shoulder Gauge Wheel Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 UNC Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. SpringSecondary Drive BushingPivotTension Relief Arm, Idler, Primary Deck Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Rod Roller Nose Retainer Spring Keeper Belt Idler Replacemant Mower, Complete Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes Key Nos. 13-15) NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S, inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 = o 128 -ii =_.., r.a I | o_ ,- 88 oO 123 Zl- _19 _1'11 ,124 -108 6-Sealant (Joint d' etancheite) 57-20W50 Oil - 78.80Z (OZ de 78.820 d' Huile) t 27 - Seal and O-ring Kit (Phoque 0 Sonne Jeu) TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 323-0510 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 170351 170352 170353 170354 169898 170355 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 16 170362 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 170363 178781 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 32 170389 33 142991 34 35 170390 170391 36 170392 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 170397 170398 170399 170400 170401 170402 170403 170404 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 170408 142883 142882 142887 170410 64 65 66 67 142892 170411 170412 170413 DESCRIPTION Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring - Retaining Spacer Ring - Relaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Srg 17turn Id X 40ram Od X 12mm Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Beadng, 30x52x13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion, 13t 10b'48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625 SleeveSearing(Outboard) .75xl,750x.625 Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-112 Od X .13 Thk Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 To Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50 Oil Brake Yoke Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/ Patch,SpeciaIFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed KEY NO. PART NO. 68 69 70 71 178782 170415 170416 170417 72 170418 73 142884 74 75 170419 170420 75 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 82 170423 170424 83 84 85 87 88 90 93 94 95 161168 170425 170426 142917 170429 170430 170431 178783 178784 96 97 98 99 100 178786 178787 178789 178792 178793 101 102 178794 178795 103 107 108 178796 170432 170433 109 111 113 170434 170435 170437 114 116 117 119 120 121 178797 170438 178799 170439 170440 170441 122 123 124 170442 178800 170444 125 126 127 128 130 131 132 133 134 170445 170446 170447 173165 178802 178803 178804 178806 178808 900 173539 DESCRIPTION Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8 O,D Oil Seal .825 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027, Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1,50 X .0975 Spring. Helical Comp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon Insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip. Washer .316x1.50x.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Bearing, Ball Screw, Socket Head Cap 5/1624X1-1/2 Spacer, Locating Screw, SFHCS 5/16-18 X1 Arm Return Puck, Adjusting Washer, .24 ID X 1.60 OD X .239 Spring, Extension Spacer .260 ID X .560 OD X .870 Bracket, Torque Deflector Washer,Motor Shaft .71idx1.15odx.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Spring Silicon Sponge Pin, Spring Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert) Washer, Belleville Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Kit, Expansion Tank Stud Ball Bracket, Cruise Damper Hex Nut 5/16-18 NC Damper Washer, Helical Spring Lock 5/16 Transaxle Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624 TYPE NUMBER 65578 YLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I Cylindre Dirige Soupape et Reniflard I I R \ / 4--13 17 0 I;; I| ,\ P CRANKCASEI Carter-Moteurl /1 o XI / v 3 8--- 10 I r-_ v I v i 4_/1| 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624 TYPE NUMBER 65578 HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER CRANKCASE KEY NO. PART NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 24-033-01-S 2 3 4 5 24-041-23-S 24-096-59-S 25-139-60-S M-645020 6 7 25-351-01-S 24-755-66-S 8 9 10 11 12 13 24-411-05-S 24-041-08-S 24-318-12-S 25-186-01-S 24-599-01-S M-640034-S 14 12-086-16-S 15 24-755-74-S 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24-153-16-S 24-086-32-S 24-445-01-S 24-016-01-S 24-016-02-S 24-017-01-S 24-017-02-S 24-032-05-S 235011-S 24-089-02-S 12-173-01-S 12-755-03-S 24-318-11-S 24-755-76-S 28 29 25-313-02-S 24-755-57-S 30 M-545016-S 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 24-445-02-S 24-126-44-S 24-112-12-S 24-294-06-S 24-326-13-S 24;326-14-S 25-237-14-S 20 DESCRIPTION Kit, breather cover w/gasket (Includes 2-4) Gasket, breather Cover, breather Plug, allen hd. 1/8" Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x20 (4) Lifter, valve (4) Kit, valve train (Includes 1 2 24-032-01-S 3 4 5 24-294-13-S 24-380-13-S 24-067-13-S 24-067-14-S 6 24-874-17-S 8,11,12) Rod, push (4) Gasket, cylinder head (2) Head assembly, #2 cylinder Arm, rocker (4) Pivot, rocker arm (4) Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x34 (4) Screw, hex. flange 24-874-18-S 7 8 9 M10x1.5x90 (8) Kit, valve cover - plain (Includes 16,17) O-Ring Screw, shoulder (4) Strap, lifting Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2) Valve, exhaust (.25) (2) Valve, intake (Std.) (2 Valve, intake (.25) (2) Seal, valve stem (2) Retainer, spring (4) Spring, valve (4) Cap, valve spring (4) Kit, retainer (4) Head assembly, #1 cylinder Kit, valve cover - breather (Incl. 16,17,28) Grommet, rubber Kit, breather separator (Includes 28,30-33) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (2) Strap, breather Bracket, breather separator Spacer Fitting Hose, breather Hose, breather Clamp, hose (2) 24-874-19-S 24-874-14-S 24-108-11-S 24-108-12-S 24-108-13-S 24-018-01-S 12-422-09-S 12-422-13-S 12-422-07-S 12-422-08-S 12-422-10-S 12-422-11-S 12-422-12-S t0 11 12 24-012-10-S 52-139-09-S M-545010-S 13 14 24-018-04-S 24-402-05-S 15 16 12-153-81-S 24-126-19-S 17 18 12-123-04-S M-545016-S 19 20 12-153-02-S 24-038-04-S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24-755-46-S 12-153-03-S 24-018-09-S M-931010-S 28-032-09-S 24-468-15-S 24-144-33-S DESCRIPTION Seal, oil front Crankcase (USE: Miniblock 24 782 24) Fitting Pin, dowel locating (6) Connecting Rod (Std.) (2) Connecting Rod (.25) (2) Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (2) (Includes 7, 8) Piston w/Ring Set (.25) (2) Piston w/Ring Set (.50) (2) Piston w/ring set (.08) Ring Set (Std.) (2) Ring Set (.25) (2) Ring Set (.50) (2) Reta her, piston pin (4) Shirr camshaft (A.R.) Shirr camshaft (A.R.) Shirr camshaft (A.R.) Shirr camshaft (A.R.) Shin' camshaft Shirr camshaft (A.R.) Shirr camshaft (A.R.) Camshaft Plug, cup Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 (2) Retainer, reed (2) Reed, breather (2) O-Ring, lower oil fill tube Bracket, oil fill tube Tube, oil fill Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Dipstick assembly (Includes 21, 22) Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 22) O-Ring, dipstick Retainer, ring Washer, nylon (top) Seal, governor cross shaft Washer (bottom) Shaft, governor cross NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624 TYPE NUMBER 65578 IGNITIONIELECTRICAL D'allumaoe ou Electrioue AIR INTAKE BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLESI tabitation de souffieur et D(,calent I Adre Arriv_e J 12 54 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624 TYPE NUMBER 65578 IGNmON/CHARGING BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES KEY NO. KEY NO. PART NO. 1 24-027-20-S 2 3 4 5 24-100-01-S 25-139-16-S 24-100-02-S M-545020-S 6 M-545016-S 7 M-551016-S 8 M-645016-S 9 10 11 24-146-16-S 24-146-20-S 24-063-20-S 12 13 24-063-14-S 24-063-58-S 14 15 24°063-23-S M-545010-S PART NO. 54-755-15-S M-403025-S 3 4 5 X-25-92-S 24-112-04-S 25-086-47-S 24-157-03-S 12-086-14-S 8 9 10 11 12 13 12-468-03-S X-42-15-S 24-025-04-S 25-403-03-S X°25-92-S 24-086-18-S 14 15 236602-S 54-755o09-S 16 17 12-132-06-S M-548025-S 18 19 20 21 22 235173-S 48-154-02-S X-25-63-S 24-584-01-S M-545020-S NOT ILLUSTRATED -24-126-71-S -X-22-11-S -24-176-82-S ---- 24-518-12-S 24-113-18-S 25-454-03-S DESCRIPTION Kit, grass screen (Includes 2-4,and 24 113 18-S) Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 (4) Washer, plain 5/15" (4) Spacer, grass screen (4) Bolt, shoulder M6 XI.0 X16 S(4) Fan Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8". Key Flywheel Rectifier-regulator Washer. plain 3/16" (2) Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/ 8 (2) Connector (3 contact) Kit, 15 amp stator _ncludes 24 126 71-S) park Plug (2) Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 DESCRIPTION Housing, blower (Incl. 2-4) Nut plastic (3) Plug, button 9/16 Nut, plastic (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 (4) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (3) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (6) Plate, backing - # 2 side Plate, backing - # 1 side Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2 side Baffle, valley - #2 side Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1 side Baffle, valley - #1 side Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl0 (2) (2) Clip, cable Clip, cable Washer, plain 1/4 = Module, ignition (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 (4) AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION Bracket, stator wire Washer, lock 1/4" Harness, wiring Lead, black (rect.-reg. 5" 12 gauge insulated grip barrel eyelets) Decal, grass screen Tie, wire (3) KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 24-164-06-S M-651055-S 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 24-041-01-S 24-041-14-S 24-094-19-S 24-041-13-S 24-109-10-S 24-083-02-S 47-083-03-S 24-032-03-S 24-096-01-S 12-100-01-S 24-096-67-S 54-755-01-S 15 t6 17 24-153-20-S 25-341-03-S 24-063-51-S DESCRIPTION Manifold, intake Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x55 (4) Gasket, intake manifold (2) Gasket, air cleaner base Base, air cleaner Gasket, fuel spitback cup Cup, fuel spitback Precleaner, element Element, air cleaner Seal, inner air cleaner Cover, inner air cleaner Wing Nut Cover, air cleaner Kit, knob with seal (Includes 15 & 16) O-Ring Knob, cover Baffle, fuel spit-back NOTE: All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 given in U.S. TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624 TYPE NUMBER 65578 STARTINGSYSTEMI D_marrant Syst_me I | / 23 :16 OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I De L'Hulle Pan Lubrlflcatlon I TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624 TYPE NUMBER 65578 STARTING SYSTEM KEY PART NO. NO. 1 M-839080-S 2 25-098-08-S 3 4 5 6 7 M-841080-S 25-435-04-S 25-755-33-S 25 141 05-S 25-221-01-S OIL PAN/LUBRICATION KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x80 (2) Starter, solenoid shift assembly (Includes 4-7) Nut, hex. flange Kit, solenoid Kit, pinion drive (Includes 6) Ring Kit, brush ENGINE CONTROLS KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 24-211-03*S 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Bolt, round head square neck 24-090-33-S Lever, governor M-641060-S Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 24-089-01-S Spring, linkage 25-158-08-S Bushing, linkage retaining 24-079-04-S Linkage, throttle 25-158-11 -S Bushing, throttle linkage M-545016-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (1) M-547050-S Nut, hex. lock M5x0.8 24-089-03-S Spring, choke return 24-126-56-S Bracket, control M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x16 (4) 12-237-01-S Clamp, cable (2) 24-086-43-S Screw, thread forming (2) 24-090-07-S Lever, throttle actuator X-20-1-S Washer, lock 1/4" M-841050-S Nut, hex. flange M5x0.8 24-468-01-S Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3) 24-089-45-S Spring, governor M-446030-S Nut, hex. M4x0.7 24-090-13-S Lever, throttle control M-545020-S Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 24-089-51-S Spring, throttle limiter 24-090-05-S Lever, choke 41-468-03-B Washer, spring 1/4" M-403025-S Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 24-079-05-S Linkage, choke 1 24-199-07-S 2 M-645028-S 3 4 M-631005-S 24-393-08-S 5 6 7 24-123-05-S 24-162-26-S 24-043-12-S 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 12-380-01-S 52-448-02-S 12-144-02-S 24-153-08-S 25-139-62-S 24-136-01-S 52-050°02-S 52-032-08-S 24-086-17-S 17 24-086-16-S 18 25-139-57-S DESCRIPTION Pan, oil assembly (Includes 2-10) Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 (2) Washer, plain 6 mm (2) Oil pump assembly (Includes 5) Tube, oil pickup Screen, oil Kit, governor gear w/pin (Includes 8) Pin, governor regulating Tab, locking Shaft, governor gear O-Ring Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8" Nipple, oil filter Filter,oil Seal, oil (PTO end) Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 Screw, hex. flange M8xl.28x45 (9) Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8" N.P.T.F. NOTE: All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57 given in U.S. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV624 TYPE NUMBER 65578 I Vilebrequin CRANKSHAFT EXHAUST I Echalol)ement I 2-- e FUEL SYSTEM I -'uel Svst_mel 4 / 1 8 / 10 8 9 13 14 58 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272246 KOHLERENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV624TYPENUMBER65578 CRANKSHAFT FUEL SYSTEM KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 24-014-42-S 52-139-09-S Crankshaft (Includes 2) Plug, cup KEY NO. PART NO. 1 24-853-25-S 2 3 24-041-15-S 24-053-25 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24-041-14-S M-629095-S M-641060-S 47-154-01-S 24-353-03-S 25-237-14-S 24-086-12-S 11 12 13 14 24-393-16-S 24-100-01-S 15-353-04-S 24-050-02-S EXHAUST KEY NO, PART NO. 1 2 24-041-02-S 25-072-04-S NOT ILLUSTRATED -PA-65578 -24-522-22t -24-782-24 - 24-755-107-S DESCRIPTION Gasket, exhaust (2) Stud, M8x1,25x33 (4) Replacement Short Block Miniblock Gasket Set Engine NOT ILLUSTRATED -24-757-18-S -24-757-19-S -24-757-20-S -24-757-22-S DESCRIPTION Kit, ca_uretor w/gaskets _ncludes 2-4) asket, carburetor Carburetorassembly (For information only not available separately) (Service with kits 24-757-18S, 24-757-19-S, 24-757-20S, 24-757-22-S) Gasket, air cleaner base Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2) Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2) Clip, cable Line, fuel 10-5/8" (2) Clamp, hose (6) Screw, hex. cap. M6x1.7x18 _2)mp, fuel-pulse Nut, plastic(2) Line, fuel 11-1/2" Filter, fuel Kit, overhaul w/gaskets Kit, choke repair w/gaskets Kit, gasket Kit, solenoid replacement w/ gaskets NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 59 60 61 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION 1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above. 2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure. 3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure. 4. 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